I first tried on this button-up shirt from Express that I had purchased years ago. I liked that it tied in the front. I didn't like that I couldn't wear a cardigan over this without the semi-puffy sleeves showing through, so I changed.
The next thing I went for was something sleeveless with ruffles! This shirt was thrifted by my sister, but she ended up giving it to me. I forgot the reason....maybe it was too big for her? Hahaha.
To complete the look, I definitely knew I was going to add a strand of pearls. This necklace of mine is near and dear to my heart because my mother gifted this to me for my wedding. :) I own a low of cheap items, but I really have learned that some nice things really pay for themselves over time if you wear them frequently. I used to save these nice things for special occasions, but then they ended up not getting worn or used enough. I am changing that though!
Cardigan: Ann Taylor - Thrifted
Express Shirt: Express
Ruffle Sleeveless Shirt: Banana Republic - Thrifted
Skirt: United Colors of Bennetton - Thrifted